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Vila Nova de Famalicão Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2014-08-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vila Nova de Famalicão municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 8 Aug 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny (meaning city rank) of green and yellow.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

Coat of arms

[Vila Nova de Famalicão municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Aug 1999

The coat of arms is argent, a fess sable charged with three pomegranates shelled or and fruited gules, between three grape bunches vert, two in chief and one in base. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA NOVA DE FAMALICÃO".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

Flag and arms were appoved on 14 August 1985, the former versions on 21 November 1935.
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Version without Coat of Arms

[Vila Nova de Famalicão municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Vila Nova de Famalicão

Vila Nova de Famalicão municipality had 116 560 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 34 communes, covering 209 km². It belongs to the Braga District and to the old province of Minho.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

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